Person: Freundlich, Erwin Finlay


Finlay Freundlich was a distinguished German astronomer who worked with Einstein on measurements of the orbit of Mercury to confirm the general theory of relativity. He left Germany to avoid Nazi rule and became the Napier Professor of Astronomy at St Andrews.

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Born 29 May 1885, Biebrich, Germany. Died 24 July 1964, Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Astronomy, Origin Germany, Physics

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